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Papua New Guinea Residents Flee to Higher Ground After 7.9-Magnitude Quake

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Residents along Papua New Guinea's coastal areas fled to higher ground Saturday after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake with a depth of 103 kilometers struck the New Ireland region of the southwestern pacific nation. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific near the earthquake but the threat had largely passed a couple of hours later. Many residents in northern parts of the region of...

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